Rachel Keown Burke

Rachel Keown Burke

Rachel Keown Burke is a playwright and director. After graduating from the UNC School of the Arts School of Filmmaking, studying cinematography and screenwriting, she moved to L.A., where she worked in camera departments on many projects, briefly worked as a writer’s assistant for a pilot development, and moonlighted at a renowned motorcycle shop. After a brief stint in motorcycle racing at Bonneville,...
Rachel Keown Burke is a playwright and director. After graduating from the UNC School of the Arts School of Filmmaking, studying cinematography and screenwriting, she moved to L.A., where she worked in camera departments on many projects, briefly worked as a writer’s assistant for a pilot development, and moonlighted at a renowned motorcycle shop. After a brief stint in motorcycle racing at Bonneville, earning a Land Speed Record, Rachel now resides in southeast MI, with her husband and daughter. Her work has been seen at Stagecrafters, Outvisible Theatre’s New Works Festival, and Planet Ant Theatre. Her original work, Unobtainable Calm, received its premiere at BoxFest Detroit at Planet Ant, which is a festival that showcases local female-identifying directors.

Plays

  • Box Cutter
    A woman compartmentalizes her personality and her own perceived role within her family in order to hide a devastating genetic trait that may or may not be passed down to her daughter. She also enjoys Breaking Bad, popcorn, and call-in shows on NPR.
  • Unobtainable Calm
    A man has been living with a haunting sound in his head for nearly half a decade and now seeks to find peace from the woman who was there during the night of a disturbing event.